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17 December 2006
Vol. 6, No. 4

Say the black road

is a bleached crest raveling

the one distance

meant for you (all of us).

Eulogy  by PAUL GUEST

8 November 2006
Vol. 6, No. 3

So that this will seem like words between

old friends, I'll say it was painless.

And quick. I'll say it was mercy

and behind my face where I put

things like The Truth and dreams…

Two Halves: Elegy for One Summer's Dawn  by KEITH MONTESANO

30 July 2006
Vol. 6, No. 2

Bellefontaine: a town on the way to somewhere else, a place

where you run out of gas, stop to make love on a picnic table

somewhere by the wheat field—when, toward magic hour, the boy

already loaded the gun, the smell of bacon wafting outside…


28 December 2005
Vol. 5, No. 4

There's a moment in every dog's life

when it surrenders its dogginess

to a greater good…


2 September 2004
Vol. 4, No. 3

My eye never filled with blood.

I never asked why

was I drugged and held down. Taken away.

Mesmerized. I wasn't a two-headed dog…

Inheriting Stock in Eskimo Pie  by JOSHUA POTEAT

2 June 2004
Vol. 4, No. 2

And why not an equation? The numbers

          keep him warm at night, beg him to read stories.

They believe in him when his wife will not,

          when the forecast calls for snow, unending snow…


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